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Sweden have it all to do in this group as they are the only team that didn’t take a point in the first game after throwing away a lead against Ukraine.
Erik Hamren’s men will be extremely disappointed with their performance and in particular their sloppy marking which cost them a result.
A win here is now vital, but they know how tough it will be against a genuine contender for the tournament.
Hamren will have to reinstall some confidence in his side as it is sure to be shot after their defeat in what looked to be the most winnable game in the group.
Sweden are the underdogs to take all three points in this encounter – they can be backed at 3/1. However, they will be aware that they have a fantastic record against their opponents so could have a psychological advantage.
Looking at England, they will be content with getting a point on the board in the opening game and will now look to build on this and get better as the competition goes on.
The Three Lions remain unbeaten under Roy Hodgson and seem to be making not losing the priority instead of going all out attack.
This time out though, against an opposition who are not as strong as France, Hodgson can allow his players to be more experimental and attack minded, while keeping a solid shape at the back.
Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott and Ashley Cole look to be a fantastic back four that all work well together. Cole and Johnson may be given more licence to get forward on Saturday evening too and Terry and Lescott will always be a threat from set-pieces.
Hodgson’s men are being tipped as the favourites to win this encounter with odds of 6/5.